In this video, famous engineer and producer Ryan West discusses his use of delays and shares his approach to putting space in a track without weighing it down and sweetening vocals without adding garbage.
Ryan has helped define the sound of a style with his work with Jay-Z, Eminem, Kid Cudi, Maroon 5, T.I, Rihanna and Kanye West amongst many others.
Delays are a great alternative to reverb to get a modern sound without that obvious tail. Ryan's techniques use simple plugins and are easy to understand and immediately applicable to any style of music. You will learn about short and long delays, Slapback Delays, Delay Throws, how to create a stereo image with delays, how to treat those delays with compression, distortion, eqs and reverb for better integration and clarity in the mix.
This will save you much time and grief in your the process of turning a demo into a real pro sounding mix with space and depth.